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Oct 16

Just Days Away

By CamCripps3
As the days continue to pass by until the new look Portland Trail Blazers run out on to the polished floor boards of the Rose Garden, facing the Los Angeles Lakers juggernaut, the only significant debate lies around the structure and formation of the starting lineup.

Dating back to draft night where the Blazers bolstered their roster with talented youth at picks 6,11, and 40 and the departure of several players such as Raymond Felton, Marcus Camby, and Joel Pryzbilla, the Point Guard and Center positions definitely required a reload. Thanks to the arrival of Damian Lillard and Meyers Leonard via the NBA Draft, the Blazers have all but created a debate as to who should make up the starting five, especially who should receive the start at the Center position.

Over the past five years basketball related injuries have been one of the most horrific situations the city of Portland and had to deal with. Most obviously Brandon Roy and Greg Oden. Thankfully the current Blzers roster has only been restricted with minor niggling injuries throughout training camp and the preseason period.

On October 31, on Halloween, the Rose Garden will host Portland's opening game of the season with a matchup against a Los Angeles Lakers team who has spent the majority of their summer on television due to the arrival of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, two superstars of our game.

The Lakers have generally always struggled to win at the Rose Garden in recent years. Two new look teams will face off in a matter days attempting to begin their campaign in a positive manner.

Will the home court advantage help the Blazers defeat a star studded Lakers roster?
We will eagerly wait in anticipation, with a final answer very shortly.



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2 Comments

  1. Well we did just lose Elliot but not seeing expensive players in suits on the bench this year alone is cause for optimism. Last nights game was a relief after the previous two and I think given that our returning vets didn't play in the olympics or even in the post season, they're rusty except for Batum. We have a lot of potential to make some noise and it will be under the radar. I think it's going to be the most fun team to watch in years

    by riverman on 10/18/2012 12:21 PM
  2. I forgot to mention Elliot. No doubt we will see an exciting team that will be fun to watch each night, with many new faces

    by CamCripps3 on 10/19/2012 1:32 AM
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